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TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Give Your Sequences “Feel” with Groove Extraction

The days of sequenced MIDI parts sounding robotic are over. (Unless you want your MIDI tracks to sound robotic, of course. There's nothing wrong with that!) There are lots of parameters and features in most... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Specs Only Tell Part of the Story

It's tempting to shop by comparing specifications. After all, better gear always has better specs, right? Specs can be tremendously informative and useful when making gear decisions. But specs aren't everything... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

iOS Music Apps Resource

Q: Mitch Gallagher does great reviews of iOS apps in his iOS Update videos. Is there any place where I can see a list of the apps that he has reviewed? A: We're glad that you enjoy our Sweetwater iOS Update videos!... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

ROLI Noise 5D Synthesizer App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21dXXoMpJ8Y Mitch Gallagher presents the ROLI Noise 5D synthesizer app. With a control interface similar to ROLI's SeaBoard series of unique keyboard controllers, Noise 5D allows for... Read more »

How to Preserve Human Feel by Quantizing Sections of Tracks

Quantization is an amazing timing tool that can help you save a performance that's generally great, but might have a few problem areas where there are noticeable timing discrepancies. When you have a track like... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

RMS vs. Peak Power When Comparing Speakers

When you're researching the wattage of musical instrument/pro audio speaker drivers, you will often find two values for the power handling rating: RMS (root mean square), and "peak." It's important to know what each... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

What are the Differences Between Plate and Spring Reverbs?

Plate and spring reverbs are in some ways very similar devices but they are quite different in sound. A plate reverb is a thin sheet of metal, suspended via springs (or sometimes clamps) under tension inside a rigid... Read more »

Metronomics App Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVmxBjizkQ Mitch Gallagher presents the Metronomics app in this episode of Sweetwater's iOS Update. This Metronome app for iOS and Android goes beyond keeping tempo for practice... Read more »

Allen & Heath Announces Qu Chrome Mixers

The new Allen & Heath Qu Chrome mixers bring even more power to the Qu-series mixer family! There are three new members in the family: Qu-16 Chrome, Qu-24 Chrome, and Qu-32 Chrome. On the surface, the first thing... Read more »

iOS Audio Units Plug-in Feature – Sweetwater’s iOS Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiMjTqN_jOs Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Audio Units plug-in functionality introduced in iOS 9. Apps that support the plug-in functionality can be opened within other apps for... Read more »

7 Gifts That Will Fit in a Stocking

It's that time of year — gift-giving season is upon us! (And don't forget, gift season also means gift receiving!) Don't procrastinate, get your wish list ready now for your friends and family. If you need... Read more »

6 Essential Home Studio Building Blocks

A home studio may be the ultimate facilitator of creative freedom for a musician. Where else can you create, totally unfettered by the clock, free to experiment for as long as you like? That's something you'd... Read more »

Income Tax Planning for Musicians

If you're in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by... Read more »

Win Big in the Annual GearFest Raffle from pureMix

Our friends at pureMix have launched their annual GearFest raffle — and you could win big! But there's more to this raffle than just a chance to win great prizes. Each entrant in the raffle qualifies to view... Read more »

iConnectivity iConnectAUDIO4+ Audio/MIDI Interface Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CisgJJEj14 Mitch Gallagher presents the iConnectAUDIO4+ audio and MIDI interface from iConnectivity. Designed to be the hub of your modern recording rig, the iConnectivity... Read more »